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Remaining Three Defendants Sentenced in County Bid-Rigging Scheme

By Staff



Nelson Rivera

Judge Dennis Kehoe sentenced the three remaining defendants involved in a bid-rigging scheme using Monroe County Local Development Corporations May 6.

Robert Weisner, husband of former Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks pleaded guilty to the charge of bid-rigging through county contracts in January, and was sentenced to three years unconditional discharge for the Class E felony.

In addition, Judge Kehoe sentenced local businessman Daniel Lynch, who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and two anti-trust crimes, to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison Friday. Kehoe also ordered Lynch to pay $600,000 in restitution for the crimes.

Nelson Rivera, former Monroe County information manager, received five years probation, and a $61,000 fine, and John Maggio, an accountant, received one year conditional discharge, plus 200 hours of community service, and a payment of $350,000 in restitution for the crimes.

The LDCs were created under the Brooks administration, in order to oversee county projects in the area; however in January, newly-elected county executive Cheryl Dinolfo asked the corporations to dissolve themselves as a result of the scandal.

All four defendants have pleaded guilty to the crimes.

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